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Forensic and Justice Psychology

Code 14877
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Psychology
Entry requirements Not apply
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Learning outcomes This CU intends to build a comprehensive and integrator framework of the phenomenon and integrator of crime, delinquency and victimization. At the end of UC the student must be able to:
1.Know the object of study of Forensic Psychology and Justice;
2. Differentiate the various approaches for an explanation of delinquent behavior;
3.Understandi the specificity of forensic psychological assessment;
4.Know the different types and characteristics of drug use and addiction;
5.Reflect on the different models of understanding of the main forms of victimization;
6.Characterize the role and performance of the main contexts of forensic psychologist and justice;
7. Know the ethical principles inherent in the assessment and intervention with offenders, criminals and victims;
8.Contribute to the collaborative work in a team;
9.Communicate and support, both orally and in writing, the process and results of its activity;
10.Using learning strategies (e.g. self-assessment).
Syllabus 1.Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Justice
1.1 Definition of the study object
1.2 Ethical issues
2. Models of delinquency
2.1 Definition of Delinquency
2.2 Comprehensive approaches
2.3 Preventive Devices
3. Forensic psychological assessment
3.1 Definition and characteristics
4. Drugs and addiction
4.1 Definition of Drugs
4.2 Types of drugs;
4.3 Areas of action
5. Victimology
5.1 Definition and historical development;
5.2 Characterization of the major forms of victimization.
Main Bibliography .Bartol, C.R. & Bartol, A.M. (2011). Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application. USA: SAGE Publications.
.Gonçalves, R.A. (2000). Delinquência, crime e adaptação à prisão (2.ª ed. revista e aumentada). Coimbra: Quarteto.
. Huss, M. T. (2011). Psicologia Forense. Pesquisa, Prática Clínica e Aplicações. Porto Alegre: Artmed.
. Machado, C. (Coord.). (2010). Vitimologia: das novas abordagens teóricas às novas práticas de intervenção. Braga: Psiquilíbrios edições.
. Matos, M., Gonçalves, R. & Machado, C. (Coords.). (2011). Manual de Psicologia Forense: Contextos, práticas e desafio. Braga: Psiquilíbrios edições.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching and learning activities and pedagogical methods include theoretical sessions (with content exposure and discussion), theoretical and practical task (with a resolution and presentation of theoretical and practical exercises of knowledge exploitation, myths and expectations relating to the subject under study, monitoring of ongoing activities and feedback on the work) independent study (with literature review and knowledge deepen) and field work (with direct supervision and feedback). The evaluation process is continuous and the criteria include two knowledge test (analysis of case studies, articles, texts by applying knowledge) that develop the strategy - organizing and transforming, the observation of communication skills and interpersonal relationship (e.g, theoretical and practical exercises) and group work. In all areas are stimulated processes of reflection and assessment of performance.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-02-05

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